The Samba Team are pleased to announce Samba 1.9.17p4.

This is a patch release designed to fix the few bugs that
users had reported with our last major release, 1.9.17p3.

This release adds no new functionality, and if you
were not impacted by the bugs then there is no need
to upgrade from 1.9.17p3.

Note however, that *all* users should upgrade to at
least Samba version 1.9.17p2 due to a critical security
bug fix that was integrated at that time.

RedHat rpm files for Linux will be made available for 
this release, their availability will announced at a
later date.

This new release may be obtained from the following URL:

For details on previous releases see samba1.9.17p3.html


        The Samba Team.

--------------------release notes------------------------

              WHATS NEW IN 1.9.17p4 - October 21st. 1997

Update release: Samba - version 1.9.17p4.

This is the latest stable release of Samba. This is the
version that all production Samba servers should be running
for all current bug-fixes.

Here are a list of the fixes in this release (the fixes
introduced between 1.9.17p3 and 1.9.17p4) :

1). Fix in nmbd for Windows 95 machines hanging on logout !
2). Fix for slow share mode code leaving zero length share
3). Fix for security = server, some broken NT4.x servers don't 
    set the guest bit on connections. New code to check logged 
    in user matches requested user.
4). Fix for security = server. Problem with previous workaround
    which caused machine logon restrictions on an NT server to fail.
    This code has been completely re-written.
5). New option 'dos filetimes' to fix UTIME_WORKAROUND problem.
6). Fix so nmbd ignores loopback packets.
7). Fix for nmbd ignoring WINS negative responses.
8). New PAM support from RedHat for new PAM version.
9). Memory leak fix when files included from an smb.conf
    are changed.
10). Client now logs when connecting as 'guest'.
11). Updated documentation.

Reporting bugs
The Samba Team believes that this is a stable
production release, but all software has bugs. 
If you have problems, or think you have found a
bug please email a report to :

Stating the version number of Samba that you
are running, and *full details* of the steps  
we need to reproduce the problem.

As always, all bugs are our responsibility.


    The Samba Team.